“faszerism” Trump remains the tween who got caught with a switchblade

Trump, the troubled teen described in several biographies, got “sent to military school” as the cliche goes, and his personality disorder remains fixated on burning ants and destroying institutions on the way to the bunker. Everything is still owning a switchblade and being in charge of a gang, hopped up on folk cures. It is…

Robert Mueller: Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so

The former Special Prosecutor has an op-ed up in The Washington Post, written in response both to the commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the ongoing attacks on his investigation and the patriotism and integrity of those who conducted that investigation.  It is relatively concise, and well worth reading. Let me simply offer a…

Trump remains part of the problem of US COVID-19 testing failure.

The usual “anti-government” dismantling of the state preached by Trumpists rationalized their inability to contingency plan for testing failure. It started even before they took office. x There were 3 role-playing scenarios: hurricane, pandemic and cyber incident. Obama team discussed need to anticipate requirements, stay ahead of challenges and provide resources quickly The goal was…

Trump in the land of “the Nittley Lions” as Biden remains the leading contender in QU national poll

Trump had a rally in Pennsylvania after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. Apparently Trump’s rally had the usual “malarkey”. Darn that disinformation: apparently Sergey Lavrov also believes in perfection. Bloomberg headline at 5:02 pm: *TRUMP WARNED LAVROV AGAINST ELECTION MEDDLING, WHITE HOUSE SAYS Headline at 5:35 pm: *LAVROV SAYS HE DIDN'T DISCUSS U.S. ELECTIONS…

Amigos Adjacent: Sondland's logic remains fuzzy

Apparently Sondland did more perjury yesterday, aided by Tim Morrison, as this tweet thread by Susan Simpson reveals. Perhaps if supporting materials weren’t being withheld, we could “get to the bottom of it”. Trump’s dramatic reading is simply another audition tape for the Masked Singer. The Gordon problem continues, much like his and Volker’s bogus…

Trump makes TV appearance, remains unhappy with fact witnesses

Fortunately, the key points got into the record and the GOP members of the Intel committee recycled the same points including multiple attempts to out the whistleblower. x Devin Nunes has two eyewitnesses to the Ukraine call testifying publicly right in front of him, but all he apparently cares about is the identity of the…

CORRECTED: Lt. Colonel Vindman's Status at the NSC Remains Unclear

  Admin note: Diary title edited by Admin after diarist refused to correct with accurate title. TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post…